Dr. Virginia Hemby-Grubb

Professor, Business Communication, Jones College of Business

Dr. Virginia Hemby-Grubb
(615) 962-0944
Room N429, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
315 Autumn Chase Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601

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Grubb is an expert in business and workplace communication with an emphasis on generational differences in the skillsets of millennials and baby boomers and how they can better communicate with and benefit one another.

Areas of Focus

Business/Workplace communication | Meeting, Event, Exhibition and Convention Management | Talent development

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Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Southern Mississippi (1995)
  • MED, University of Southern Mississippi (1992)
  • BS, University of Southern Mississippi (1991)

Areas of Expertise

Business/Workplace Communication; Talent Development; Meeting, Event, Exhibition, and Convention (MEEC) Management

Biography

Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE); Certified Online Instructor (COI); Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi (August 1995) Concentration: Human Resource Development/Adult Education/Business Dissertation: The Effects of Age, Learner Profile, and Keyboarding Skill on Self-Reported Computer Anxiety Among Traditional Versus Non-Traditional College Students M.Ed., The University of Southern Mississippi (August 1992) Concentration: Human Resource Development/Adult Education/Business B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi (May 1991) Concentration: Business Education

Publications

BOOKS

Hemby, K. V.  (2020). Delivering Effective Virtual Presentations. New York: Business Expert Press. ISBN: 978-1-63157-967-7. 2019

Grubb, R. E., Jr., & Hemby, V. (2019). Effective Communication in Criminal Justice. Thousand Oaks, CA:  SAGE Publications. ISBN: 978-1-5063-9213-4.

SUPPLEMENTS

Hemby, K. V. (2021). Delivering Effective Virtual Presentations Mobile Application...

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BOOKS

Hemby, K. V.  (2020). Delivering Effective Virtual Presentations. New York: Business Expert Press. ISBN: 978-1-63157-967-7. 2019

Grubb, R. E., Jr., & Hemby, V. (2019). Effective Communication in Criminal Justice. Thousand Oaks, CA:  SAGE Publications. ISBN: 978-1-5063-9213-4.

SUPPLEMENTS

Hemby, K. V. (2021). Delivering Effective Virtual Presentations Mobile Application. Praxie. Available at https://boards.praxie.com/homepage

Hemby, K. V.  (2014). Professionalism in the Digital Age. Belmont, CA: Cengage. (On-Demand publication)

BOOK CHAPTERS

Hemby, K. V. (2014). The leader as motivator and communicator. National Business Education Association (NBEA) Yearbook, No. 52, Approaches to Leadership, M. Anderson and B. Hagler, Editors. Reston, VA: NBEA. 

Hemby, K. V. (2011). Online learners and students’ learning styles. National Business Education Association (NBEA) Yearbook, No. 49, Education, L. Snyder, Ph.D., Editor. Reston, VA:  National Business Education Association.

Hemby, K. V. (2007). Traumatic brain injury and its challenges for a college professor. Disabled Faculty and Staff in a Disabling Society:  Multiple Identities in Higher Education, M. L. Vance, Editor (pp. 75-85). Huntersville, NC: The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

Grubb, R. E., Jr., & Hemby, V. (2006). Think before you speak: The verbal component. Writing for Criminal Justice. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Higher Education. ISBN:  0495000418.

Grubb, R. E., Jr., & Hemby, V. (2006). Grammar: A lesson in the basics. Writing for Criminal Justice. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Higher Education. ISBN: 0495000418.

REFEREED ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRY 

Hemby, K. V. (2006, October). Document processing. Encyclopedia of Business and Finance (2d ed.), B. Kaliski, Editor. Macmillan Reference USA/Thomson Gale. ISBN: 0-02-866-61-7.

JOURNAL ARTICLES 

Hemby, K. V. (2021). Research Review: Business Education Research Conference Award-Winning Papers. Business Education Forum, 75(4), 34-38.

Hemby, K. V. (2020). Research Review: Teaching Presence in Online Courses. Business Education Forum, 74(4), 46-49.

Hemby, K. V. (2020). Instruction for Creating and Delivering Virtual Presentations. Business Education Forum, 74(3), 16-18. 2019 Hemby, K. V. (2019). Research Review: Factors Contributing to Stress of Business/Marketing Educators. Business Education Forum, 73(4), 8-10.

Hemby, K. V. (2018). Research Review. Business Education Forum, 72(4), 19-21.

Hemby, K. V. (2017). Research Review. Business Education Forum, 71(4), 18-20.

Hemby, K. V. (2015). Impact of self-reported listening preferences of business communication students on choice of college major. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications, and Conflict, 19(3), 1-18. Print ISSN: 1544-0508; Online ISSN: 1939-4691

Hemby, K. V., & Lewis, S.D. (2015). Business Education Forum:  A historical review. Business Education Forum, 70(2), 45-49.

Hemby, K. V. (2010). Ain’t miscommunicating:  Business communication at a distance. Business Communication Quarterly, 73(1), 106-126.

Crews, M., & Hemby, K. V. (2009). Integrating business communication instruction and career services: Activities and assessments. Journal of Applied Research in Business Instruction, 7(4), 1-6.

Hemby, K. V., & Spray, J. (2009). Teaching business message design and format to business communication students using screen capture tools to enhance learning. Georgia Business Education Association Journal, 27(1), 5-9.

Crews, T. B., Wilkinson, K. L., Hemby, K. V., McCannon, M., & Wiedmaier, C. (2008, Fall). Workload management strategies for online educators. Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, L(3), 132-149.

Hemby, K. V., & Smith, V. (2006). Problems in office management: Cases in practice. Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, XLVIII(3), 153-167.

Hemby, K. V., Wilkinson, K., & Crews, T. B. (2006, December). Converting assessment of traditional classroom assignments to the e-learning environment. Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development, II(2). Available at http://wed.siu/edu/Journal/VolIInum2/volInum5.php.

Hemby, K. V. (2005). A contextual approach to teaching the methods behind training: Using technology in business communication classes. Journal of Business and Training Education, 14, 39-44.

Wilkinson, K., Crews, T. B., & Hemby, K. V. (2005). Assessment tools for e-instructors. Journal of Applied Research in Business Instruction, 3(2), 1-4.

Hemby, K. V. (2005). Preparing prospective Business Education teachers for the classroom: Using active teachers as mentors through an on-line environment. Business Education Forum, 60(2), 45-46, 59.

Hemby, K. V., & Crews, M. (2005). Integrating university and college career services programs into the Business Communication curriculum. Journal of Applied Research in Business Instruction, 3(1), 1-6.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 

Hemby, K. V. (2020). The college student as bully:  Narratives of post-secondary business faculty. Conference Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, 17(1), 502-512. ISSN 1547-4836

Hemby, K. V. (2010, November). The week in review in business communication: A podcasting experiment. 2010 Delta Pi Epsilon National Conference Book of Readings, Part I, Refereed Research Papers, 41-50.

Crews, T. B., Wilkinson, K. L., Wiedmaier, C., Hemby, K. V., & McCannon, M. (2006, November). Effective workload management strategies for teaching online. 2006 Delta Pi Epsilon National Conference Book of Readings, Part IV, Research in Progress, 147-150.

Crews, T. B., Wilkinson, K. L., Wiedmaier, C., Hemby, K. V., & McCannon, M. (2005, November). Effective workload management strategies for the e-instructor:  A product in progress. 2005 Delta Pi Epsilon National Conference Book of Readings, Part IV, Research in Progress, 227-228.

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Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

March 2022 Association for Business Communication Southwestern U.S. Conference, New Orleans, LA Presentation:  Perceptions of Employers Regarding the Use of Grammarly Premium (w/ C. S. Wright)

October 2021 Association for Business Communication, 86th Annual International Conference (Virtual) Presentation: Using Grammarly:  Perceptions of its Influence on Effective...

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

March 2022 Association for Business Communication Southwestern U.S. Conference, New Orleans, LA Presentation:  Perceptions of Employers Regarding the Use of Grammarly Premium (w/ C. S. Wright)

October 2021 Association for Business Communication, 86th Annual International Conference (Virtual) Presentation: Using Grammarly:  Perceptions of its Influence on Effective Writing (w/C. S. Wright, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX) Presentation: Employers’ Perceptions of the Use of Emojis in Professional Messages as a Means of Personalizing Digital Communication

March 2021 National Business Education Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA Presentation:  Teaching in a Pandemic October 2020 Association for Business Communication, 85th Annual International Conference (Virtual via Pathable platform)   Presentation:  21st Century Workplace Attire:  Formal or Casual? (with R. White)

October 2019 Association for Business Communication, 84th Annual International Conference, Detroit, MI Presentation:  The College Student as Bully:  Narratives of Post-Secondary Business Faculty

April 2017 2017 Business Education Research Conference (BERC), National Business Education Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL   Presentation:  Perceptions of College/School of Business Faculty Involving the Content and Scope of a Business Communications Class and Faculty Self-Efficacy to Evaluate Business Communication Skills of Students

October 2016 Association for Business Communication, 81st Annual International Conference, Albuquerque, NM   Presentation:  Teaching Virtual Presentation Skills:  A Systematic Literature Review

July 2016 2016 Texas Career Education Summer Conference, Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX   Presentation:  Virtual Presentations, eMeetings, and Webinars:  Teaching Technology-Driven Presentation Skills (Virtual Session)

July 2016 2016 College & Career Roadmap:  Developing the Ready Student: Institute for Career and Technical Educators, Music City Center, Nashville, TN   Presentation:  Keeping Tennessee Students in Tennessee:  Meeting, Event, Exhibition, and Convention (MEEC) Management at Middle Tennessee State University

October 2015 Association for Business Communication, 80th Annual International Conference, Seattle, WA   Presentation:  Unusual Names and the Job Search: Should Business Communication Instructors Encourage Students to Use Initials, Not Names?

October 2015 Southern Business Education Association Conference, Kingsport, TN   Presentation:  Teaching Employment Communication:  Does Your Name Affect Your Ability to Get Hired?

June 2015 Mountain-Plains Business Education Conference (M-PBEA), Albuquerque, NM   Presentation:  Teaching Students Virtual Presentation Skills (Virtual Session)

April 2015 2015 Business Education Research Conference (BERC), National Business Education Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL   Presentation:  67 Years of Business Education Forum (1947-2014):  A Historical Review (with Lewis)

January 2015 South Carolina Business Education Association (SCBEA) 2015 Conference, Columbia, SC   Presentation: Teaching Oral Presentation Skills in the Age of YouTube: Virtual Presentations, eMeetings, and Webinars (Virtual Session)

October 2014 Oregon Business Education Association (OBEA) 2014 Conference   Presentation:  Virtual Presentations, eMeetings, and Webinars:  Teaching Technology-Driven Presentation Skills (Virtual Session)

October 2014 Washington State Business and Marketing Pathway “Taking Charge of Change” 2014 Conference, Wenatchee, WA   Presentation:  Virtual Presentations, eMeetings, and Webinars: Teaching Oral Presentation Skills in the Age of YouTube (Virtual Session)

April 2014 National Business Education Association (NBEA) 2014 Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA   Presentation:  Virtual Presentations, eMeetings, and Webinars—Presentations Now Require Skills Beyond PowerPoint

March 2014 Allied Academies Spring 2014 International Conference, Nashville, TN (Internet)   Presentation:  Impact of Self-Reported Listening Preferences of Business Communication Students on Choice of College Major

March 2014 2014 Association for Business Communication Southeast Region Conference, Orlando, FL   Presentation:  Teaching Oral Presentation Skills in the Age of YouTube:  Virtual Presentations and Business Communication

April 2013 National Business Education Association (NBEA) 2013 Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA   Presentation:  Security Challenges in Technology:  Does BYOD mean Bring Your Own Device or Bring Your Own Disaster? (with Grubb)

November 2012 Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) National Conference, Cincinnati, OH   Presentations: (1) Empathy and Business Communication Students:  Assessing the Impact of Empathy Instruction on Communication Skills; (2) Defining Professionalism:  Differences in Construct Definition Between Novice Professionals and Seasoned Professionals (with Wiedmaier)

April 2012 National Business Education Association (NBEA) 2012 Annual Convention, Boston, MA   Presentation:  The New Mac Attack:  Has Increased Popularity of iPads and iPhones made Apple Ripe for the Picking? (with Grubb)

November 2011 Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) National Conference, Indianapolis, IN   Presentation:  Do Unusual or Difficult Applicant Names Impact Hiring Decisions?

July 2011 Tennessee Career and Technical Education Association Conference, Murfreesboro, TN   Presentation:  The Business Educator’s Technology Toolbox

April 2011 National Business Education Association (NBEA) 2011 Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA   Presentation: Are You Working in the Cloud?  (with Grubb)

November 2010 Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA   Presentation:  The Week in Review in Business Communication:  A Podcasting Experiment April 2010 National Business Education Association (NBEA)

2010 Annual Convention, San Diego, CA   Presentation:  Living in a 4.0 World:  Web-Based Tools and Social Media Software Applications for Managing Information and for Communicating in Today’s Teaching or Training Environments

March 2010 Association for Business Communication (ABC)—Southeast Region Conference, Birmingham, AL   Presentation:  A Teachable Moment:  Using Anonymous Discussion Postings from a Web-Enhanced Business Communication Course to Stimulate Classroom Discussions Regarding Performance Appraisals in the Workplace

November 2009 Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) National Conference, San Francisco, CA   Presentation: Pageflakes, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter . . . LinkedIn, DimDim, Skype, Screenr: A Child’s Jump Rope Rhyme or New Tools for Communicating and for Managing Information October 2009 Sloan Consortium Annual Conference, Orlando, FL   Presentation: Using a Course Management System as an Advising Tool (with Grubb) October

2009 Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Conference, Launch Your Future, Huntsville, AL   Presentation:  What are Policy Statements and How Do I Use Them?

March 2009 Instructional Technology Conference, Developing a Participatory Learning Culture, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN   Presentation:  Using an Online Learning Platform as an Advising Tool

October 2007 Association for Business Communication, 72nd Annual Convention, Washington, DC   Presentation:  Human Resources Managers Speak:  Teach Business Communication Students to Think and the Writing Will Follow

October 2007 Southern Business Education Association Conference, Little Rock, AR   Presentation:  Identification of Problems in Office Management:  Do Common Themes Emerge from Qualitative Research? (with V. Smith)

March 2007 Association for Business Communication, Southeast Regional Conference, Nashville, TN   Presentation:  Replication of the study, “Business Communication students’ knowledge of business message design:  Findings from a new decade and new population

November 2006 Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) National Conference, Minneapolis, MN   Presentation:  Effective Workload Management Strategies for the e-Instructor:  Results of the Delphi Study (with Crews, Wilkinson, Wiedmaier, and McCannon)

November 2006 Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) National Conference, Minneapolis, MN   Presentation:  Technology Tools for Traditional and Online Education:  Captivate, Camtasia Studio, SnagIt, Centra, and Breeze (Crews, Wiedmaier, and Wilkinson)

October 2006 Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Conference, Atlanta, GA   Presentation:  Problems in Office Management:  Cases in Practice (with V. Smith)

May 2006 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii   Presentation:  Running the Business Communication Classroom like a Business:  Employment Contracts, Civility, and Student Evaluations (with Grubb)

February 2006 Organizational Systems Research Association (OSRA), Oklahoma City, OK   Presentation:  Technology Tools for Traditional and Online Education (with Crews, Wiedmaier, and Wilkinson)

November 2005 Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) National Conference, Cincinnati, OH   Presentation:  Effective Workload Management Strategies for the E-Instructor:  A Product in Progress (with Crews, Wilkinson, Wiedmaier, and McCannon)

November 2005 Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) National Conference, Cincinnati, OH   Presentation:  The Membership Speaks:  Results of the 2005 Delta Pi Epsilon Membership Survey (with Wilkinson)

July 2005 Ed-Media 17th Annual World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications, AACE, Montreal, Canada   Presentation:  Synchronous versus Asynchronous:  Delivery of Online Instruction and the Factors that Lead to Success or Failure (with Huffman, Wilkinson, Wiedmaier, Crews, and Arn)

March 2005 Association for Business Communication, Southwest Regional Conference, Federation of Business Disciplines, Dallas, TX   Presentation:  Interviewing the Interviewer:  Using Career Fairs to Learn What Employers Want

March 2005 Association for Business Communication, Southwest Regional Conference, Federation of Business Disciplines, Dallas, TX   Presentation:  Career Fairs:  Are Governmental and Law Enforcement Agencies Actually Recruiting or Just Advertising?  (with Grubb)

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Hemby, K. V. (2012, April). Job Search Aids for the Digital Age. International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), Professional Week Seminar, Murfreesboro, TN.  

INVITED LECTURES 

Hemby, K. V. (2017, November 13). Professional Conduct. Video Conference with Social Media Communications Class, Hackett High School, Hackett, AR.

Hemby, K. V. (2017, October 9). Professionalism in the Workplace. Students in Professional Preparation in Marketing, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, K. V., & Grubb, R. E., Jr. (2012, June). Effective Communication Skills. United States Bureau of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Nashville District Office, Nashville, TN.  

INVITED PRESENTATIONS 

Hemby, V. (2018, June 15). Strategies to Improve Email, Telephone, and Face-to-Face Communication.  MTSU Student Affairs Professional Development, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, V. (2017, November 14). Raiders’ Closet: A Project to Assist Students with their Professional Image. Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association Meeting, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, V. (2017, October 28). Create a Brighter Outlook while Managing those Pesky Office Apps:  Processes for Making Office “Work” for You. Office Professionals of Tennessee Educational Seminar, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, V. (2017, September 21). Professional, Business Casual, and Unacceptable: What Professional Dress Means. ASCE Professional Development Workshop, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, V. (2016, April 23). Ergonomics in the Workplace:  You and the Job You Perform. Office Professionals of Tennessee Educational Seminar, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, V. (2015, May 21).  Workplace Etiquette and Protocol. Edwards Jones Regional Meeting, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby-Grubb, V. (2014, August 14). Traumatic Brain Injury:  Prevention is the Key. Exchange Club Noon Chapter, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, K. V. (2013, September 9). Presentation Skills for the 21st Century:  More than Traditional Face-to-Face Speeches. IAAP Meeting, Murfreesboro Chapter.

Hemby, K. V. (May 14, 2013). Ergonomics in the Workplace:  You and the Job You Perform. ASCE Professional Development Workshop, Middle Tennessee State University.

Hemby, K. V. (2011, May 12). Customer Service and Communication:  Tips to Achieve Satisfaction and Success. VISN 9 Network Contract Activity (NCA) Workshop, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, V. (2011, March 30). Business Writing. ASCE Professional Development Day, Middle Tennessee State University.

Hemby, V. (2011, March 30). Records/File Management. ASCE Professional Development Day, Middle Tennessee State University.

Hemby, V. (2009, November 9). Technology for Managing Information. International Association of Administrative Professionals, Murfreesboro Chapter.

Hemby, V. (2006, July 19). (1) Teaching a Lesson Using Microsoft Producer; and (2) Using SnagIt to Add a New Component to Classroom Teaching. Tennessee Career and Technical Education Conference, Business Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, K. V. (2006, January). Speaking Skills for Professionals. DECA Regional Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hemby, K. V. (2005, July). Business Etiquette. TSCPA Accounting Academy, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN.

Hemby, K. V. (2005, May 14). Interactive Multimedia:  Using PowerPoint 2003. Workshop for Business Education Teachers. Business Communication and Entrepreneurship Department, Middle Tennessee State University.

Hemby, V. (2005, January). Giving PowerPoint Presentations with Style: “How to Get Those Butterflies in Your Stomach Flying in Formation.”  DECA Regional Conference, Middle Tennessee State University.

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Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS

2020, Summer Person at MTSU Who Makes A Real Difference to Our Students, Middle Tennessee State University, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost for Enrollment and Academic Services

2018, March 30 The John Robert Gregg Award, McGraw-Hill Publishing Presented in recognition of dedication and outstanding contributions to business teachers and the profession of Business Education

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HONORS AND AWARDS

2020, Summer Person at MTSU Who Makes A Real Difference to Our Students, Middle Tennessee State University, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost for Enrollment and Academic Services

2018, March 30 The John Robert Gregg Award, McGraw-Hill Publishing Presented in recognition of dedication and outstanding contributions to business teachers and the profession of Business Education

2016-2017 Middle Tennessee State University Outstanding Public Service Award (recognizes faculty and staff who have performed outstanding public service for the University)

2016, Spring Person at MTSU Who Makes A Real Difference to Our Students, Middle Tennessee State University, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost for Enrollment and Academic Services

2016 National Leadership Award, Association for Research in Business Education

2014 National Collegiate Teacher of the Year, National Business Education Association

2011 Distinguished Educator in Distance Learning Award, Middle Tennessee State University

2010-2011 Stanford Who’s Who Black Book (inclusion is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership or achievement in their occupation, industry, or profession)

2007 Certificate of Award for Outstanding Mentoring, Disabled Student Services, MTSU

2006-2007 Marquis Who’s Who of American Women (25th Edition)

2006-2007 Marquis Who’s Who in American Education (7th Edition)

2005-2006 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (10th Edition)

2005-2006 Empire Who’s Who Among Professionals and Executives

2005 AcademicKeys Who’s Who in Business Higher Education

2002 Pennsylvania Business Education Association Post-Secondary Educator

2000-2001 Recognition of Superior Effort (R.O.S.E.) Award [component of Student’s Choice Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)]

2000 International Who’s Who of Professionals

1998-1999 Outstanding Technology Support & Training Faculty Award (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Eberly College of Business & Information Technology)

1997 Faculty Recognition Award for Innovation, IUP, Center for Teaching Excellence

1996 Mississippi Business Education Association Journal “Golden Pen” Award  

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Research / Scholarly Activity

2021-2023 Research Projects include the following:

  • Courtesy Titles in the Era of Non-gender Specific Identities (survey in process)
  • Business Students' Perceptions of a Premium Grammar Program on the Development of their Writing Skills (in process)
  • Employers' Perceptions of a Premium Grammar Program on Writing Skills in College Graduates (in process)
  • 21st Century Workplace Attire:  Professional or Casual (with Dr. Raholanda Whi...
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2021-2023 Research Projects include the following:

  • Courtesy Titles in the Era of Non-gender Specific Identities (survey in process)
  • Business Students' Perceptions of a Premium Grammar Program on the Development of their Writing Skills (in process)
  • Employers' Perceptions of a Premium Grammar Program on Writing Skills in College Graduates (in process)
  • 21st Century Workplace Attire:  Professional or Casual (with Dr. Raholanda White) [manuscript in development]
  • Employers' Perceptions of the Use of Emojis in Professional Messages as a Means of Personalizing Digital Communication (survey in process)

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In the Media

Hemby, K. V. (2017, October 17). Movin’ On Up! Colleague to Colleague Column, Business Education Forum (February 2018).

Hemby, K. V. (2017, October 31). MT Engage Faculty Showcase:  High Impact Practices (with Dr. Stephanie Dean, Dr. Mary Evins, Ms. Natonya Listach, and Ms. Kristi Shamburger)

Hemby, K. V. (2017, November 16). Encouraging Seamless Pathways for Students in Hospitality and Tourism. Tennessee Department of Education, Division ...

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Hemby, K. V. (2017, October 17). Movin’ On Up! Colleague to Colleague Column, Business Education Forum (February 2018).

Hemby, K. V. (2017, October 31). MT Engage Faculty Showcase:  High Impact Practices (with Dr. Stephanie Dean, Dr. Mary Evins, Ms. Natonya Listach, and Ms. Kristi Shamburger)

Hemby, K. V. (2017, November 16). Encouraging Seamless Pathways for Students in Hospitality and Tourism. Tennessee Department of Education, Division of College, Career, and Technical Education. Professional Development, Hospitality and Tourism Collaborative.

Hemby, K. V., & Grubb, R. E., Jr. (2012, October 11). Cloud Computing:  Why?  Why Not?  National Business Education Association, NBEA Fall Webinar.

Hemby, K. V. (2012, August 1). Will Tablets Be a Game-Changer in Education?  National Business Education Association, Panel Discussion for NBEA Forum Feature (December 2012).

Hemby, K. V. (2011). Implementation of Mobile Devices in Teaching Environments. LT&ITC Panel Discussion (with Henderson, Blackman, Donnell, Draude, Calahan).

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Special Projects

2012-2019 Raiders’ Closet, Middle Tennessee State University  

1.    Established a clothing closet for students attending Middle Tennessee State University that provides professional attire to students who are participating in interviews for post-degree jobs

2.    Created marketing materials and solicited donations of gently used professional attire and accessories from the Middle Tennessee region

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2012-2019 Raiders’ Closet, Middle Tennessee State University  

1.    Established a clothing closet for students attending Middle Tennessee State University that provides professional attire to students who are participating in interviews for post-degree jobs

2.    Created marketing materials and solicited donations of gently used professional attire and accessories from the Middle Tennessee region

3.    Monitored and directed student workers and graduate assistants employed in Raiders’ Closet

4.    Developed operational guidelines for Raiders’ Closet

5.    Accepted clothing and accessory donations both on campus and at various locations

6.    Traveled to donors’ homes to collect clothing and accessory donations and delivered them to Raiders’ Closet

7.    Participated in various media outlet interviews to explain the concept behind Raiders’ Closet

8.    Managed the inventory in Raiders’ Closet, removing outdated and inappropriate items and delivering those items to other charitable organizations in Middle Tennessee

9.    Organized and maintained the Raiders’ Closet facilities in the Keathley University Center

10.  Partnered with the MTSU Career Development Center to assist with Raiders’ Closet, eventually handing off the full responsibility for the project to the Career Development Center in January 2019

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